American Flight Jackets: A History of U.S. Flyers Jackets from World War II to Desert Storm Hardcover – February 1, 2000 by John P. Conway (Author), Jon A. Maguire (Author)
Publisher : Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; Enlarged 2nd edition (February 1, 2000)
Language : English
Hardcover : 280 pages
ISBN-10 : 0764310658
ISBN-13 : 978-0764310652
Item Weight : 4.27 pounds
Dimensions : 9.24 x 1.12 x 12.12 inches
This comprehensive look at the evolution of the American flight jacket from World War I to Desert Storm and addresses not only the types worn, but focuses primarily on the art and adornment applied to the jackets. The most colorful and creative period for flight jacket art was WW II, and it is this era that comprises a major portion of this book. Also covered are other military jackets used by flyers. This revised second edition includes a new section of jackets and period photos.
About the Author
Jon Maguire has been collecting and researching the uniforms and flight gear of the USAAF for more than twenty years. He is also the author of Silver Wings, Pinks & Greens: Uniforms, Wings & Insignia of USAAF Airmen in World War II, and American Flight Jackets, Airmen & Aircraft: A History of U.S. Flyers' Jackets from World War I to Desert Storm (with John Conway). Both books are available from Schiffer Publishing Ltd. Jon lives in Oklahoma City, OK.